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Manuscript Submission Deadline 31 August 2022
Manuscript Extension Submission Deadline 30 September 2022

Hearing loss is one of the major contributors to disability globally. Some 466 million people worldwide are known to have a disabling hearing loss, 34 million of whom are children. In addition, 60% of childhood hearing loss is due to preventable causes. Regardless of the cause, hearing loss has a huge impact ...

Hearing loss is one of the major contributors to disability globally. Some 466 million people worldwide are known to have a disabling hearing loss, 34 million of whom are children. In addition, 60% of childhood hearing loss is due to preventable causes. Regardless of the cause, hearing loss has a huge impact on quality of life. In children, hearing loss can lead to significant educational, social, vocational and psychological issues. This is especially relevant with regards to learning, academic performance and school behavior. Hearing aids and cochlear implants have changed children’s lives, but we still have a long road ahead of us in order to understand the auditory system and to improve hearing amplification.

Significant advances have also been made with regards to better understanding the vestibular system. With new technological advances, we can now examine the vestibular end-organs with greater detail. Because the vestibular system participates in balance and spatial orientation, dizziness can limit children’s ability to participate in different types of activities and affect their quality of life. Also, dizziness in general can be an alarming symptom for parents.

The goal of this Research Topic is to provide a platform for research regarding audiovestibular disorders in pediatrics and present recent advances in audiovestibular testing, hearing amplification, vestibular rehabilitation, and genetics regarding hearing loss and /or dizziness in children.

In this Research Topic we welcome articles (original research article, brief research report, review, mini-review, systematic review) on the following themes, but not limited to, those listed below:

Pathophysiology of hearing loss and/or vestibular dysfunction in pediatrics

Genetic hearing loss in pediatrics

Inner ear disorders in pediatrics

Ototoxicity in pediatrics

Noise-induced hearing loss in pediatrics

Post-concussion syndrome in pediatrics

Hearing amplification: hearing aids and cochlear implants in pediatrics

Congenital hearing loss

Newborn hearing screening

Hearing loss and/or vertigo in syndromic and non-syndromic children

Hearing loss and/or vertigo in rare pediatric diseases

Vestibular testing in children

Keywords: Hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, dizziness, pediatric, children, migraine, vestibular migraine, vestibulopathy, hearing amplification, concussion, hearing aid, cochlear implant, vestibular rehabilitation, vestibular testing, VEMPS, VHIT, genetics


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